'New organs of perception' is a phrase that stems from the scientific work of Goethe, which refers to a participatory, holistic mode of seeing. It offers an alternative to the onlooker consciousness of natural science. 

It emphasises new forms of knowing and perceiving that enable us to act in a more connected way.

Some of our organs of perception -like eyes, ears and tongue - are already fairly well developed at birth.

But others, our higher human organs of perception - like the ability to empathise, to develop a conscience, to see the organising idea in things and the interconnections in the world - need to be developed.

University of the Trees creates an arena for exploring our relationship to the world and developing such new organs of perception.  

This kind of expanded awareness becomes the basis for developing actions based on new insights and perceptions.